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Southern Discoveries - Milford Sound Cruises

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Address: Milford Wharf | Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound 9640, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1137
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries...

Spectacular Milford Sound is an amazing experience. Southern Discoveries has a wide range of cruises to suit every interest and budget. They also operate the New Milford Discovery Centre & Milford Deep underwater observatory and relaxing 1 hour Kayaking tours in serene Harrisons Cove. Let us show you our Milford Sound.

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$76.62*
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Kayak Tour
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$65.57*
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
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$45.68*
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise including Optional Lunch

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Experience of a Lifetime

Great Cruise with very friendly and helpful crew. Incomparable views throughout 3-hour Cruise, many up very close and personal. Waterfalls, seals and one spectacular mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Duluth, Georgia
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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Cruise with very friendly and helpful crew. Incomparable views throughout 3-hour Cruise, many up very close and personal. Waterfalls, seals and one spectacular mountain view after another throughout the day. Very nice lunch and bottomless coffee provided on the Cruise. Thought this was a great value you don't want to miss. Underwater aquarium was also provided...relatively small facility, but... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were fantastic! Very passionate about their 'home' and with a great sense of humour. They really turned it on for us :) we saw a whole pod of dolphins and lots of seals and it was a lovey day. The boat was smooth and we had a very skilful driver. Raincoats were provided along with a taste of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the (10.30am) Nature cruise simply because we wanted to go under the waterfall and that top deck. We were standing on the bow and got amazing views. Standing under Stirling waterfalls was the best part of it. Raincoats provided on board to go under won't cover your legs. I was standing there all through out and wished I... More 

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took cruise on the "Pride of Milford" boat which was fairly big to house couple of groups. Cruise included veg/ non veg buffet lunch. Boat leaves from the dock and sails thro' up to Tasman sea entry point where the water is rough and boat rocks. The journey is good through out taking boat very close to waterfall making... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the 9am Cruise that lasted one and three quarter hours. We left Te Aneau at 6.00am and got to Milford in two hours, we were in a large camper van. The parking was quiet and the tour was quiet as well. So for us who aren't keen on great crowds this was just the ticket! The breakfast... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our host Andrew was the perfect kind of guide. Knowledgable entertaining and interesting without being preachy, condescending or boring. The boat and food was pleasant not luxurious but the star is the landscape including seals, waterfalls and rock formations. Well worth the hype.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Southern Discoveries cruise was very nice, however the scenes were a bit of a let down. So when you visit the South Island go there first, as I drove down from Christchurch and saw all the beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers before I got to Milford Sounds. Note, when you get to Milford Sounds, there is basically only one place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed an absolutely fantastic 2 hour 15 min cruise aboard Southern Discoveries' small boat. The boat was not too big so there was plenty of room to walk around and get the right vantage point! The cruise is a standard route that takes you along the fjord, passing waterfalls, impressive cliffs spotting fur seals, tasting pure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Discover More cruise some months ago and although there seemed to be some confusion with whether my credit card had been accepted - this was all sorted out by Pip when I managed to call her. The cruise itself included a packed lunch (better than expected) and a visit to the underwater observatory (interesting to see fish... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise was fantastic but few unfriendly crew members onboard spoiled the wonderful experience the sceneries of Milfred Sound brought. It started with the buffet lunch onboard. Having given the lunch ticket to a staff early, he soon forgot he had my ticket and another staff beside started making nasty remark like 'I didn't see him giving the ticket'. The... More 

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